TRENTON – Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus, R-Sussex, Warren and Morris, made the statement below before casting a vote in opposition to the Assembly Human Services Committee’s approval today of a resolution (ACR-119) commemorating the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling which legalized abortion:
“Let’s be real. Roe v. Wade isn’t about women’s health care issues. To sit here and have the Legislature celebrate 58 million abortions since 1973 is abhorrent. Apparently gone are the days of claiming that ‘no one is pro-abortion,’ but only pro-choice. If we looked, I think we would find far more women who regret having abortions and have a more difficult task finding women who regret choosing life.
The reality is the decision legalized the aborting of unborn children. Roe v. Wade redefined what a person is in the same vein as another low-point for our Supreme Court and our nation, the Dred Scott Decision.
“Our nation’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, is clear: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“By serving in this legislative body, we are representatives of the people and we govern with their consent. I take my duty seriously to protect the rights of all – born and unborn.”